A tranquil hideaway in Midtown Manhattan
6 Treatment Rooms
Situated on the 25th floor of Park Hyatt New York is its luxurious sanctuary, Spa Nalai. The name Nalai, which means “serenity,” comes from the Lenape Indians, who were the original inhabitants of Manhattan. While you wait for your “treatment artisan” to snag you from the comfy couch or a cozy armchair in The Spa Living Room, a “spa curator” will be there to offer you a cup of tea (we loved the Balance tea with marigold, chamomile, peppermint and ginger) and serve you an amuse-bouche, such as the delicious red berries blossom jelly treat.
With floor-to-ceiling windows in the waiting area, it’s hard to not smile with the beauty of Midtown Manhattan surrounding you. And as folks rush about on the city’s sidewalks, you’re inside unwinding from everyday stresses while savoring snacks like white Thai tea truffles and fresh green apples. Before heading to your spa suite, be sure to peruse the products available for sale, including H. Gillerman Organics’ True Relaxation Muscle Remedy to ease injuries or Natural Rest Travel Remedy to ward off jet lag, D.L. & Co.’s rare botanic votive candles or Carita Paris’ Fluide de Beauté 14 nourishing oil.
Pamper yourself in one of six treatment rooms at Spa Nalai. The 500-square-foot spa suites come with a shower, should you choose to rinse off with Le Labo Tubereuse amenities before or after your treatment. There’s also a vanity area for primping where spider mums, succulents and pear branches placed near the mirror fit in with interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg’s chic aesthetic. (You’ll feel at ease with the blue- and gold-striped Alexis Azure stone seen throughout treatment rooms.) A cute heart-shaped bowl perfect for placing necklaces and earrings in can be found in the spa suite’s closet, which comes with a couple of drawers for storing other valuables as well.
While you’re on the 25th floor, stop by the gym for a workout using Technogym equipment. Expect to see treadmills with touch screens offering music, TV and “outdoor” exercise options alongside weight machines, like the overhead press and more. Once you break a sweat, grab one of Park Hyatt New York’s chilled bottles of water in the fridge before heading to the indoor pool to really cool down. True relaxation will set in after a couple of laps in the 65-foot pool, where a soothing soundtrack from Carnegie Hall can be heard underwater.
When it’s time for a spa service at Park Hyatt New York, you won’t go wrong with a 60- or 90-minute massage. Upon entering a treatment room at Spa Nalai, your treatment artisan will ask you which type of music you’d like to hear. Choose from sounds like air (harmonic strings), fire (subtle drum movements) and water (H2O rushing over smooth stones). And after the kinks have all been worked out, put on your robe and walk outside onto the balcony (four of the treatment rooms come with one) to take in the Big Apple’s sights and breathe in some fresh air. If you have more time to indulge, try Spa Nalai’s 180-minute signature treatment where you’ll receive a scrub, wrap and massage all while being placed in a sand quartz bed to experience the Earth’s natural surfaces.
Other services offered include everything from a facial to the Atelier for Two, which provides you and that special someone with full access to the Midtown Manhattan spa’s couples suite. It is here that you both can soak in a private tub, get pampered with treatments and more.